Hey Hey Perfume Junkies,
APJs new Thursday thing for September. Hoping to combat the guilt I feel when so much arrives and so little gets written about, the idea of New Sniffs emerged.
The idea is that anything worthy of comment, either good or bad, that’s passed under my nose through the week will get a short write up. Up till now I have kept APJ positive comments only, those days are gone. If I think something is terrible, shamefully lazy, greedy or stupid and you should know about it, it will be said. Not everything works for everyone and it would be pretty boring if it did >>> YMMV. I’d love it if you all agree, respectfully disagree, have any thought-out opinion and want to share, do so in the comments below. The point is starting a conversation.
Anything that I’m not keeping becomes a super simple GIVEAWAY. All comments are entered. Next week I’ll tell you who random.org picked. If the winner doesn’t eMail me during the week it will JACKPOT to next weeks winner who will get both.
Last Weeks Winner: JackieB
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
New Sniffs: 27.9.2018
This week I had my girlfriend Hyun over for dinner and we got our sniff of a couple of envelopes that had been put aside while I went on holiday and then forgotten. It was really fun. First impressions are from spritzing, sniffing, wearing during the evening. There are a couple of updates as I smelled the scent strips again next morning.
Il Mio Segreto by Olibere Paris
There is something perfectly poised about Il Mio Segreto. It’s sharp and zingy citrus opening and warm, cuddly vanilla woods base feels instantly welcoming to me. Wearable in the best possible way. I’d love to cuddle up to someone wearing this.
Savannah’s Heart by Olibere Paris
Resinous labdanum is cut through by a brisk citrus that smells to me like hot rocks and sand. Seriously, there is a feeling of enormity and heat, like walking through central Australia or JEEPing it through an Indian Tiger Reserve in summer. Savanna’s Heart feels dry but not parched. It’s full of the scent of unseen animals and the crackle of dry grass and twigs. The sensation of heat perfectly captured in fragrance.
Paradis Lontains by Olibere Paris
Though Paradis Contains is nothing new it is beautifully done. A fruity tuberose that ends in a fruit sweet amorphous woods. The purists will poo-poo it but I really enjoyed wearing it and even now the paper strip I first spritzed on a few days ago smells inviting with its fruity woods left whispering softly.
Sogno Reale by Talismans
A boozy, aquatic amber with a healthy dose of animal in the background. Happily weird at the start and softly beautiful dry down. You northern peeps moving into autumn will be LOVING it. This is the good stuff. The amber of dry down will keep chugging away for hours and hours.
Aromatics Black Cherry by Clinique
This was sent by an APJ buddy. I have a great love for the way Aromatics Black Cherry dries down. It smells like boozy cherries but in a frag kinda way, so not photo realistic. So most of the wear is absolute bliss. The opening is a punish though. There’s a note that the big companies are using in cherry fragrances that smells incredibly artificial sugar-ish. It has a similar back of throat ache and shiver of disgust I get when drinking diet sodas.
The ones that didn’t work. YMMV
Id by Mendittorosa
This is a funny one. I’ve tried Id before and loved it. Tonight it seemed really flat, lifeless and never got lift off.
Update: Smelling my strip this morning it is a whisper of gorgeous. A spicy, nutty praline. Much more what I remember from previous wears.
Omega by Menditterosa
I find myself nearly anosmic to Omega. Even this morning smelling the card all I smell is the absence of smell. Like there’s a hole in my ability to smell. My nose has the familiar tingle of new scent but nothing.
Le Mat by Talismans
Amazing. Here’s a story for you. In Korea they have a toothpaste called Pine Salt. I love it. Whenever we are in Korea I buy a tube. It tastes not far from its name and is this kooky mouth experience. Somehow with totally unrelated ingredients the Talismans crew have recreated it almost exactly. Smells great, can’t wear it because it’s stepping on another scent/taste memory.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?